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Mon 22 May 2023



Plus Helen Ganya

The Fleece

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A black and white photo of four people huddled together in the dark.

Holed up in their native Atlanta, Algiers—who have built one of the most exciting catalogs and cult followings of recent years— have gathered a posse of like-minded artists to create their fourth album, SHOOK.

Stacked with guests spanning icons through to future stars, with Algiers as a connecting bridge between worlds and sounds, SHOOK is a lightning rod for an elusive yet universal energy and feeling. A plurality of voices; a spiritual and geographical homecoming; a strategy of communion in a burning world; the story of an end of a relationship; an Atlanta front porch summer party.

The accomplishment of this record is made all the more impressive by the fact it was made by a band who were falling apart and on the verge of breaking up. But instead they have produced an extraordinary, transformative record born from a shared sense of place and experience. “I think this record is us finding home,” says multi-instrumentalist Ryan Mahan, with vocalist Franklin James Fisher adding: “It was a whole new positive experience— having a renewed relationship with the city we’re from and having a pride in that. I like the idea that this record has taken you on a voyage but it begins and ends in Atlanta.”

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Standing event

All ages: Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult 18+

Doors: 19.30
Start: 20.00
Finish: 22.30

“In a music landscape where trend-chasing is easier than ever, Algiers don’t feel ahead of the curve, they feel like they are racing on a different track.”

The Line of Best Fit

Support from

Helen Ganya

Brighton-based, Scottish-Thai musician Helen Ganya (previously releasing music under the moniker Dog In The Snow) experiments with existentially-driven lyrics and off-kilter sounds to create a layered musical landscape. On her new album polish the machine (Bella Union), she stretches away from the suburban nightmare, seeking a cathartic reprieve that looks beyond the ordinary.

She has also toured as a session musician with post-punk band Fear of Men and alternative collective Lost Horizons, founded by Cocteau Twins’ member and Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde. Helen also produces and presents a regular radio show on Brighton’s Slack City, entitled Mixed Tapes, which highlights the work of musicians of colour.

The venue

The Fleece

Getting to the venue

Location: The Fleece is located in Bristol City Centre off Victoria Street near to Bristol Bridge and Castle Park.

Address: 12 St Thomas St, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6JJ


Bicycle racks can be found on Victoria Street neat the venue. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Pay and display on-street parking can be found on St Thomas Street. The nearest multi-storey car park is the NCP car park on Queen Charlotte Street 450m from the venue across Bristol Bridge.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

The Fleece is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Victoria Street bus stop is 100m from the venue. City Centre bus stops are 700m away across Bristol Bridge.

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The Fleece has step-free level access from street level. Inside the venue there is a historic flagstone floor that is uneven in places.

There is a dedicated accessible viewing area to the right of the stage.

On-street parking is available nearby behind the venue.


Accessible toilets are located in the corridor to the right of the bar.

Assistant Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue and auditorium.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.


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